The first step is to educate yourself on the issues and barriers that stand in the way of a healthy and strong community – issues like low kindergarten readiness rates, poverty, and drug addiction, just to name a few. Give us a call and we will be happy to share the information we have and are using to drive our decisions.
We need people to use their voices and votes to speak up for education funding, fair wages, and for prevention programs for physical and mental health by:
- Writing letters of support for United Way’s work to the editor(s) of local publications
- Calling and writing to your legislators in support of United Way’s work
- Educating your friends and neighbors on what you’ve learned and how United Way is making a difference
- Adding your name to petitions for supportive national legislation.